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Gerald Fried (born February 13, 1928) is an American musician well known for his compositions in film and television. February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, Fried attended Juilliard School of Music. After moving to Los Angelos he began composing and arranging music for shows such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., working with Robert Drasnin, and also Star Trek, where he composed the famous musical underscore (now known as "Star Trek fight music") for the episode Amok Time. The Bronx is the northernmost of the five Boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The Juilliard School is recognized as one of the best performing arts conservatories in the world. ... The Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... Rare childrens storybook based upon Left to right: David McCallum, Robert Vaughn, and the late Leo G. Carroll. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series and ten feature films, in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction. ... Amok Time is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ...

Fried is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Quincy Jones on their Emmy Award-winning score for the 1977 miniseries Roots. Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... An Emmy Award. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Roots was a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ...

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Gerald Fried | Biography | MTV Movies (932 words)
Gerald Fried was born in New York City in 1928 and studied at the Juilliard School during the 1940s.
Fried moved to Los Angeles in 1955, where he cut an album of exotic instrumental music entitled Orienta, which became a classic artifact of "Space-Age Pop." That release never had a follow-up, however, owing to his burgeoning film career.
Fried's television work started with the series Shotgun Slade -- which was especially unusual for its use of jazzy guitar in its scoring -- and Riverboat.
Gerald Fried (402 words)
lthough Gerald Fried has had a varied and productive career as a classical performer and as a composer in motion picture and television, for space age pop fans, he will best be remembered as the creative force behind one of its classics, "Orienta," playfully credited to "The Markko Polo Adventurers."
Fried attended Juilliard in New York City and played as first oboist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for seven years after his graduation in 1948.
Ironically, Fried really intended the album to be something of a satire on the then-current craze for musical harem-haunting.
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